The details are unique, there is joy and sorrow. There are highs and lows. Life isn’t always picture perfect.
But some days, you’re sitting in your backyard watching your kids play – and there’s that moment. You SEE them. It doesn’t matter what they are doing, whatever it is it’s THEM. You want to find that elusive “PAUSE” button and stay here a while. You want to let that moment seep into your memory and engrave itself onto your heart forever. What I want to constantly celebrate are these moments when we are completely present and wholly invested in what is happening right then. Where it feels like your chest is ripping from its seams because you are just SO FULL of that moment. A second, perhaps, but that’s all it takes. Because it’s the tiny things that make the rest worth doing.
That, my friends, is Excruciating Joy.
Capturing these moments is why I do Photography.